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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Secrecy And Isolation When Binge Eating

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Is there a link between difficulty handling powerful emotions and eating disorders? When i encounter powerful emotions, i often resort to purging.

Is there a link between difficulty handling powerful emotions and eating disorders? When i encounter powerful emotions, i often resort to purging.

Yes, there is: Yes, mind, emotions, and body are all interwoven and affect each other. There are many possible "powerful emotions." this is why it's essential to be working with a psychologist and psychiatrist who are skilled in eating disorders, if you habitually purge or restrict your food, etc. These professionals can help you learn to deal with your emotions in much healthier ways. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Skversky
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Binge Eating (Definition)

This is the essential feature of bulimia, i.e., eating vast amounts of food in short periods of time that have nothing to do with appetite, rather having to ...Read more


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Possible eating disorder help okay...So my little sister and best friend both have eating disorders and now I am beginning to feel the same emotional distress that leads to an eating disorder: body dysmorphic disorder, low self esteem, constantly thinking

Possible eating disorder help okay...So my little sister and best friend both have eating disorders and now I am beginning to feel the same emotional distress that leads to an eating disorder: body dysmorphic disorder, low self esteem, constantly thinking

Eating Disorder: Sorry to hear you and your sister are struggling so, read the articles on eating disorders on the soundmindz.Org website for support and ask your doctor for a referral to a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating eating disorders. It is a complicated problem that usually does not get better without treatment, the earlier you start the better as it won't take hold as much as if you delay. ...Read more

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Binge eating disorder: how do you deal with emotions and feelings? Any tips?

Binge eating disorder: how do you deal with emotions and feelings? Any tips?

You're Not Alone: According to the national comorbidity study over 63% of people with bed also have a mood disorder and over 23% have an anxiety disorder, so you're not alone. Treatment with therapy is cornerstone and an antidepressant/anti-anxiety may prove helpful. In fact, bed may be thought of as a way to "self-medicate" feelings and emotions and treatment may reduce or eliminate bed. ...Read more

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How to deal with being very full after binge eating?

How to deal with being very full after binge eating?

Wait it out: Try to remember how uncomfortable you are feeling right now - every time you are tempted to binge eat. Are you getting help from a therapist who is experienced in working with eating disorders? Take care. ...Read more

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Help please! is binging then starving still classed as bulimia, or is bulimia just binge and purge?

Help please! is binging then starving still classed as bulimia, or is bulimia just binge and purge?

Bulimia Nervosa: Yes, anytime there is binging followed by a feeling of excessive guilt and loss of control followed by compensating either by purging, exercising or even starvation- this is bulimia nervosa. ...Read more

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I constantly think about chopping people up with a meat cleaver and eating them. What is my mental illness?

I constantly think about chopping people up with a meat cleaver and eating them. What is my mental illness?

If you are serious: The name is utterly unimportant. The intrusive thoughts are very disturbing and you need to find a safe place. After you and people near you are not in danger, there will be time to find a name for the 'thing'. If you're not serious, please understand that this service is. We are here to help, and some folks are hurting badly. Call a local help line or ask a person you trust to do it. ...Read more

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Witch kind of doctor can help you with a eating disorder eating disorder is binge eating

Therapist: Your best resource will be a counselor or therapist or psychiatrist. They are critical in helping people overcome their eating disorders. Eating disorders typically have several different issues at their core, and often involve self-esteem or feelings of being out of control in their lives. They can be overcome! it is hard, requires a lot of courage and hard work- don't lose hope. ...Read more

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How to tell if weight loss and attitude towards eating is an eating disorder of just depression and a symptom of depression ?

How to tell if weight loss and attitude towards eating is an eating disorder of just depression and a symptom of depression ?

Hi L: If you are not eating because you are obsessing that you are overweight, when all objective evidence is to the contrary, then the diagnosis is likely anorexia nervosa. If you can't eat because of depression, you will not have a distorted body image. You will wish you could eat. It is possible to have both at the same time. Best wishes. Dr. J. ...Read more

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Can self-destracting (harming) behavior include eating the wrong food all the time and spending money?

Can self-destracting (harming) behavior include eating the wrong food all the time and spending money?

Yes: It's foolish to medicalize all of people's decisions that we think are unwise. Some people who may be either manic or despondent may eat themselves sick and throw their money away. For extreme cases, getting a physician's help may be key. For the ordinary follies of life, praising what seems to be wise behavior and avoiding overt criticism works best; you can't change most people. Best wishes. ...Read more

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When eating can't stop thinking about the nutritional value. Mostly obsessed with eating less saturated fat and h phobia of it. How to stop monitoring?

When eating can't stop thinking about the nutritional value. Mostly obsessed with eating less saturated fat and h phobia of it. How to stop monitoring?

Just to add: If the 'obsessed' and phobia are truly upsetting, work with a therapist on developing healthier thoughts about these issues and developing some counters for upsetting thoughts may be helpful. While your eating habits and thoughts may not reflect an eating disorder, you seem to be saying that the ruminations are upsetting to you and may benefit from therapy. ...Read more

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What would anorexic people eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? What are their habits? How often/much do they work out? Concerns for a family

What would anorexic people  eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? What are their habits? How often/much do they work out? Concerns for a family

See specialist: Anorexia is a life threatening condition and requires professional help. Doctors that specialize in it and mental health specialists as well as dietitian. ...Read more

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What medications are usually given for eating disorders? Either for bulimia, binge eating, or anorexia?

What medications are usually given for eating disorders? Either for bulimia, binge eating, or anorexia?

That depends: On whether you have associated MEDICAL ISSUES that require medication. In rare cases eating disorders have a purely medical or neurological basis. Most of the time these are psychiatric types of issues which can be approached with or without medication. Need a good clean diagnosis first by a trained expert. Search out a good psychologist/psychiatrist for guidance and help. ...Read more

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I might be developing an eating disorder...Please help me okay...So my little sister and best friend both have eating disorders and now I am beginning to feel the same emotional distress that leads to an eating disorder: body dysmorphic disorder, low self

I might be developing an eating disorder...Please help me okay...So my little sister and best friend both have eating disorders and now I am beginning to feel the same emotional distress that leads to an eating disorder: body dysmorphic disorder, low self

Leads to what?: It is good that you recognize the pull of,your sister' s eating disorder. As observed in college dorms, these can be contagious. Once you buy in, you are entering a world of competition that only leads to feeling worse. Get some counseling before it even starts. Figure out the feelings that are leading you in this direction. ...Read more

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Would drinking caffeine & sugar make me feel very anxious in crowds and depressed sometimes for hours at home? Or do I have an anxiety disorder?

Would drinking caffeine & sugar make me feel very anxious in crowds and depressed sometimes for hours at home? Or do I have an anxiety disorder?

Caffeine sugar: Unlikely unless prodigious amounts of unaccustomed caffeine are being consumed.Neither is a vital nutritional agents so simple elimination for an extended period should enable U to answer your own question. ...Read more

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Is there a medical cure for a person with obsessive compulsive disorder and if not what is the best medication? Triggers, anxiety, sleepless, always tired. Pracrastinater! antisocial... I am 58 years old and in good health but wieght goes up and down. I t

Is there a medical cure for a person with obsessive compulsive disorder and if not what is the best medication? Triggers, anxiety, sleepless, always tired. Pracrastinater! antisocial... I am 58 years old and in good health but wieght goes up and down. I t

No cure: OCD itself is not generally curable, but it can be managed with treatments - both a special variant of CBT therapy and a host of medication options are available. Careful assessment and accurate diagnosis are the foundations of good treatment outcomes. ...Read more

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Have Anorexia & depression , recently in hospital and feel more worthless, thinking that punishing myself for this by being in isolation. Is this odd?

Have Anorexia & depression , recently in hospital and feel more worthless,  thinking that punishing myself for this by being in isolation. Is this odd?

Stay in treatment: Post-hospitalization can be a vulnerable time. Recovery needs to continue with therapy, medication monitoring/adjustments, forming new goals, understanding why you needed the hospital and how to go forwards. More support is often needed. Stay connected to your treating professionals, family and close friends. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Berman
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Isolation (Definition)

Isolation is a clinical finding in which a person spends most of his time by himself, either by his own choosing or due ...Read more